Kita Szpak is a Canadian author, happiness expert, speaker and publicist. With two honors degrees in Education and German (Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada), along with an initial speaker’s certification from Fred Pryor Seminars, and business management certification from Queen’s University School of Business, Kita has combined her entrepreneurial expertise, media relations savvy, outstanding people skills, and writing creativity to position others for personal and professional excellence.
A former competitive figure skater in her adolescent years, Kita has learned early on the value of superb presentation skills to inform, entertain and inspire an audience. Her years of being coached have put her in good stead to coach and promote clients in the corporate and artistic arenas. She has coordinated events, media, book and CD launches, in addition to artist showcases. Kita has placed artists on Canada AM, The Canadian Gospel Music Awards, North by Northeast, CBC Live, Canadian Music Week, the Blues Challenge in Memphis and New Artist Radio in Nashville.
Kita has also marketed Ballet Jörgen Canada for a number of its productions including Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Nutcracker, and Anastasia. She has been contracted to do entertainment publicity in Ottawa where she has promoted such artists as Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, Matt Dusk, Carrie Underwood, Roch Voisine, David Clayton Thomas, Jo Dee Messina, Andrea Martin, Celtic Thunder, and Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson World Tour, among others.
Kita started writing 15 years ago, first telling her stories to her three now-adult sons. Kita published her first children’s book “You’re Special Wherever You Are” at the end of 2009. (The book was honored as a finalist in the 6th Annual U.S. Indie National Excellence Awards in the Children’s Inspirational/Motivational category in June 2012).
Transitioning into the “big people” sphere, Kita co-authored “Tipping Point to Happiness” – a little book with a big message in 2010. As a follow up to the book’s release, Kita undertook a U.S. radio campaign focusing on happiness, earning the title of “happiness expert” along the way. The book earned her the title of one of the top 50 authors you should be reading in 2012-13 on TheAuthorsShow.com. She also blogs for http://www.jenningswire.com with her column “Straight Talk on Happiness”
Last August, Kita hosted the “Happiness for Parents Formula” Telesummit. Dr. Christine Carter, Dr. Joseph Ciarrochi, Dr. Fran Walfish and Dr. Friedemann Schaub were among the 21 experts Kita interviewed. Since then, she has developed a “Keep It SIMPLE Sweetie (KISS) program as well as held free online training calls to be of service to others. More information as well as registration for Kita’s programs and her weekly Gentle Messages can be found at http://www.kitaszpak.com
Happily, the children’s stories keep coming too. “Littlest Bug Goes to the Zoo” is the latest to join Kita’s menagerie of animal characters and inspirational words that embody her message to big and little kids everywhere: Value yourself – you are important.
Watch for Kita’s latest book “The SIMPLE Life: Shiny Objects Not Required” due out in the spring of 2014.
Date Recorded: 1/20/2014
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